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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Why, hello 2010.

You snuck up on me quickly. Wasnt it was just yesterday I held my firstborn for the first time? She is 10 now. Wasnt it just yesterday I turned 18 and thought I knew everything? when really I knew nothing? Those years flew by, and now I'm 27. Wasnt it just yesterday Kailey became a big sister... and our family of three became 4? Trey man is 6 now, and in his first year of school. Wasnt it just yesterday I celebrated 10 years with my husband? Even though some didnt think we would make it? Wasnt it just yesterday God gave us a little surprise wrapped up in pink ribbons with red hair? Man.. those 7 months went by fast. Addi has two teeth, and a sweet attachment to her mommy. God has been so good to me... and I've enjoyed my life. If I had to leave one thought for you today.... it would be. DONT BLINK.

I found this.... and wanted to share.


IF I COULD LIVE MY LIFE OVER
I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded.

I would have eaten popcorn in the "GOOD" living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.

I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worried about grass stains.

I would have cried less while watching television and laughed more while watching life.

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away 9 months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment realizing that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, "Later. Now go get washed up for dinner."

There would have been more "I love yous"...more "I'm sorrys"...but mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute...look at it and really see it...live it...and never give it back.

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8 comments:

Leiba Bernstein said...

awww, So true, I'm going to cry!

Barbara said...

Hi Jess, wishing you a Happy New Year. It would be nice if we could just relax and enjoy life and enjoy the precious moments. I know I think about that a lot. You still have a lot of time to really enjoy the journey you are on.

By the way I see you are in VA. I was born and raised in Roanoke and all my family is there. :)

amy lenhart said...

beautiful and yes very true! off to kiss the kids!! even the one with the flu! lol

Rebecca said...

This was great! I love the one about being pregnant and wishing it away. You cant imagine at the time how much you would miss it :(. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Candy said...

Love it Jessica and how true it is time flies by - its crazy that my son is 6 and in first grade and soon Anica will be 4 and in school it just makes me want to cry thanks a lot Jessica ha ha love you

toripiercy said...

Awwww so true!


Love that picture of Addie <3

toripiercy said...

Awww so true!


Love that picture of Addie <3

toripiercy said...

AWwww so true!

Love that picture of Addie <3